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  • Complimentary Full Breakfast
  • Late check-out upon request
  • Complimentary welcome drink and fruits
  • 20% special guest discount for food and beverage spending at Kitchen Savvy and Muse Wine Bar
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Walk the Path Less-trodden

As we listen to Ted talks and life coaches, or follow research reports of any kind, we’re told time and again material possessions cannot make us happy – not for long any way. Instead of keeping up with the Jones in acquiring more and more stuff, we should chase experiences, particularly those that transform us and stay with us forever. As we take to the road, see the world and experience for ourselves what this beautiful planet has to offer, the travel industry has taken off in a way we have never previously seen.

To satisfy our guests’ desire for an authentic Hong Kong experience Hotel Stage recommends Walk Hong Kong (www.walkhongkong.com) to help travellers to discover the hidden gems this world city has to offer, by way of nature, culture and history. Even business travellers can avail themselves to these tours as the length of each varies from many to just a few hours. Take nature, for example, few visitors are aware that over 40% of Hong Kong’s total land area comprises country parks with walking and hiking trails. If your interest lies in hiking up mountains reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, you could do worse than the Pak Sin Range in the New Territories, which was a favourite destination for former governor and hiker Sir David Wilson, a Scot who revels in self-contemplation on hikes in desolate places. If the ocean is close to your heart, you won’t regret joining the Deserted Beaches Hike that takes you to Sai Kung Peninsula, with sandy white beaches passing through the isolated villages of Ham Tin and Sai Wan.

You see Chinese culture on display everywhere you look in this amazing city: the smelly dried seafood stores in Western district, the Chinese herbal shops and herbal tea stalls on street corners, offering different concoctions to treat everything from balancing the yin and yang to curing fevers and upset stomachs. But if you want a more in-depth understanding of our history and heritage, Walk Hong Kong has guided tours for that, too. Learn about Feng Shui and temples, or the battles fought in the colonial city during World War II. Do you know that Wong Tai Sin Temple, the largest in Hong Kong, is not a Buddhist place of worship? Wong Tai Sin, or Wong, the Big Deity, was a Daoist priest, yet you find the three Chinese folk religions: Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, coexist side by side in the temple. The Cantonese are not even real Chinese if we consider the Han people being the authentic Chinese, the Cantonese are merely Nan Man, Southern Barbarians.

Get a grip of these idiosyncrasies and more by joining a Walk Hong Kong tour. Go to http://www.walkhongkong.com/bookingformenquiries.html and book the tour or walk of your choice. Allow at least three days to process your purchase, which is entirely between you and Walk Hong Kong. Show your future walk-booking confirmation upon check-in and Hotel Stage will provide a “Walking Kit” with our compliments.

Observation Wheel Special

The sight of the Ferris wheel, like the merry-go-round, always reminds one of holidays, fairgrounds and childhood. Perhaps that’s why every city, big or small, seems to have one, and each calls it by a different name. The world’s tallest Ferris wheel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, not surprisingly, is called High Roller. Then come Singapore Flyer and the Star of Nanchang, in Jiangxi Province, China. If we are not familiar with any of these highflyers, we would be with the London Eye, in the artsy district of South Bank, London, just a stone’s throw from Parliament and the Big Ben – probably the best known in the world.

In Hong Kong, without any pretension, we simply call ours the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Standing at 60 meters, it may be dwarfed by the skyscrapers but the views from any wheel cabin of Victoria Harbour are still breath-taking. At night with the glittering neon signs in their tens of thousands on either side of the waterfront, your eyes are feasting on one of the most spectacular harbour-by-night scenes – and a favourite Hong Kong tourist attraction – in the world. You feel as though you were on a magic carpet flying above fantasy land.

You get superb free wi-fi in the cabin, too, so doing a selfie with the legendary Hong Kong skyline as the backdrop is a cinch. So is sending a Twitter or Instagram feed from atop the Observation Wheel during the approximately 15-minute ride. In the evening if you happen to be in the cabin at 8:10 pm you may snap away happily to catch the Symphony of Light.

Approach the front desk to purchase your Hong Kong Observation Wheel tickets, which give you access to a Hotel Stage private cabin for 2 – 8 people and an exclusive, hassle-free experience. Have your own mini walkabout tour with the walking map (20 – 25 minutes) with bus routes (10 minutes) to the Star Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, with our compliments. For HK$3.40 or 45 US cents, you can ride on the upper deck of the iconic Star Ferry to Central, where the Observation Wheel is only a few minutes’ walk to your left. Don’t be one of those who regrets on the flight home not having crossed the fragrant harbour that writers from James Clavell to John Lanchester have immortalised.

And make sure you get all the Hotel Stage direct booking benefits: special discounted rate, complimentary full daily breakfast, 20% discount on all food and beverage spending in the hotel and late check-out upon request.

By the way, any idea why it’s called a Ferris wheel? Yes, it’s named after its inventor, an American engineer named George Ferris Jr from Illinois and naturally the very first Ferris wheel was built in Chicago. Standing at 80 some meters tall, it was the biggest attraction at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition on the grounds of today’s University of Chicago Hyde Park campus.

Staycation Extravaganza

Why bother with immigration and security lines at airports? Staycation is the way to go and everybody knows it.

Take time off for yourself, whatever the occasion is that calls for celebration.

Celebrate your anniversary with a delightful weekend at an artsy boutique Hong Kong hotel: Hotel Stage! Reflect on the day when your life changed forever. Spoil each other with a luxurious time in our contemporary, well-appointed suite where every amenity you might need or want is there for the asking.

Have a glass of Kir Royale while you nibble on a fresh fruit and soak in the relaxing, holiday ambience. Or, if you prefer, enjoy your welcome bubbly in Muse Wine Bar and check out our unique art, books and culture space.

When night falls, mosey down to Kitchen Savvy and let Chef Justin tantalise your taste buds with a four-course dinner, each course more incredible than the last. Take a moment to remind yourself you deserve this great staycation.

The offer, open to Hong Kong Residents and Visitors, includes:

  • One night in a suite with king bed
  • Welcome sparkling cocktail: Kir Royale for two
  • Fresh fruit plate in-room
  • Chocolates in-room
  • Bottle of sparkling wine in-room
  • Candle-lit, 4-Course Set dinner at Kitchen Savvy for two
  • Full breakfast plus fruit and cereal self-serve bar for two
  • 24-hour Gym
  • Complimentary Handy Phone, Wi-Fi and Hotspot sharing
  • Late check out at 6 pm

HK $3,888 (Friday or Saturday check-in)

HK $3,388 (Sunday - Thursday check-in)

Whatever the occasion, from a well-deserved staycation to birthdays or anniversaries, winning someone’s heart or a business contract, mark it with an indulgent escapade to Hotel Stage and book the Staycation Extravaganza. Or simply celebrate life. Forget about the mundane and the quotidian, focus on the wonder that is life on this planet and recognize how blessed you are if you would only overlook the flotsam.